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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/01/2018 :  7:15:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have completed the other two strcutures that comprise the Foundry complex of attahed buildings; the Workshop and Office. Now on to planting things on the diorama base and associated details...










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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 12/02/2018 :  1:09:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice Job! she's looking good.

It's only make-believe

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time2play
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Posted - 12/02/2018 :  3:17:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

That looks fantastic. Nicely done...

Bob



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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:32:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Railman, slow but sure!

Appreciate that Bob, and thanks for taking the time to comment as it means a lot.



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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:38:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have completed the hand laid and detailed code 55 light rail track for the foundry. This track runs the length of the diorama behind the foundry and serves both the Foundry and the Pattern shop.





I hand glued simulated spike heads made from solder wire. Tedious but worth the extra effort. I wanted my track detail to appear dark and grungy looking as this track runs next to the Foundry with soot, oil, grease, etc..



Edited by - KKarns on 12/08/2018 08:39:10 AM

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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:45:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once the track was in I moved on to detailing the individual scenes starting with the Pattern Shop dock. I will post pictures of each scene that I have identified as I complete it, rather than wait until the diorama is finished.

The following pictures are of the Pattern Shop rear dock and side concrete transfer dock. The Foundry building is not staged yet to allow access to the concrete dock for detailing.










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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  08:48:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well done. The building and finishes all look wonderfully grungy and very appropriate for a foundry. Track also.

Everything appears well-worn but still functional.

Mike


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UKGuy
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Posted - 12/08/2018 :  7:30:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Your modeling never ceases to amaze me Ken.
Every aspect of your work is executed flawlessly.
The structure, the details, the trackwork, the scenery.. everything comes together beautifully.

Great work.
Karl.A



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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/31/2018 :  3:49:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks much Michael, I love it when my work is considered "Grungy"...mission accomplished!

Appreciate that Karl, I look forward to your critique as always.



Edited by - KKarns on 12/31/2018 3:50:21 PM

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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/31/2018 :  4:02:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have completed the Tempering Shed scene as I move around the Pattern Shop complex. The Tempering Shed is where the rough stock is cut to length and then taken into the shed to be fed into the furnace to temper the steel...



This is a view of the back corner in front of the tempering furnace. This view is harder to see once the remainder of the details are in place.





Note the scratch built cart to facilitate moving the stock into the shed.











Next up will be the front of the Repair Shop and then the Pattern Shop side dock...Ken



Edited by - KKarns on 12/31/2018 4:06:11 PM

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Terrell
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Posted - 12/31/2018 :  4:30:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful !!


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JGDURAND
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If you can dream it,you can make it

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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

Posted - 01/01/2019 :  6:55:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stunning. Beautifully aged and well worn.

Galen


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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/13/2019 :  08:31:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Terrell, I'll take one word comments like that all day...thanks much.

Appreciate the literal "thumbs up" JG.

Thanks Galen, I do tend to model on the grungy side!



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KKarns
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/13/2019 :  08:43:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has been some time since my last post but I have been working...I go in spurts with respect to posts!...

Finished up the front and side of the Repair Shop.


















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